Newsreel (W/e 19th May 2013)

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Warner Bros. have hired Seth Grahame-Smith & David Katzenberg are to produce a new Gremlins movie.

 

Billy Crystal is attached to star in the comedy Winter’s Discontent tone directed by Frank Oz.

 

Arnold Schwarzenegger is in talks for a remake of Toxic Avenger.

 

Will Smith is looking to star & produce a contemporary remake of Sam Peckinpah’s 1969 western classic The Wild Bunch.

 

Christoph Waltz is set to join Robert De Niro in The Candy Store.

 

Composer Michael Giacchino is to score Matt Reeves’ Dawn of the Planet of the Apes.

 

Samuel L. Jackson joins Hailee Steinfeld for Kyle Newman’s action comedy, Barely Lethal.

 

Emily Blunt & Christine Baranski are in talks to join the cast of Rob Marshall’s adaptation of the Broadway musical Into the Woods.

 

The Weinstein Company announces that production of Crouching Tiger Hidden Dragon II – The Green Destiny will begin in March 2014.

 

Christopher Nolan has been approached to direct the next 007 movie.

 

Screenwriters Jon and Erich Hoeber have been hired to pen RED 3.

 

The Amazing Spider-Man 2’s Marton Csokas will play the villain in Columbia Pictures’ The Equalizer.

 

The movie based on Ubisoft’s popular video game Assassin’s Creed, starring Michael Fassbender, will be released on May 22 2015.

 

Star Trek Into Darkness warps to the top of U.S. box-office.

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